Ken Cooke - Adelaide Wedding Guitarist

Beautiful acoustic guitar playing to compliment your ceremony and/or reception.




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My name is Ken Cooke, and I am a local acoustic solo guitarist. I have been a professional musician in and around Adelaide for the last 15 years.
During this time, I have performed at such venues as The Adelaide Convention Centre, Skycity, Festival Theatre, The Hyatt Regency, The Hilton International Hotel, The Stamford Plaza, The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, Glen Ewin Estate, P.J. O’Brien’s (Adelaide & Melbourne), and many others. I also had a monthly residency during 2004-5 at “Elsie Out Of Africa” restaurant, Glenelg. My playing has so far taken me to Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Tamworth (N.S.W.) Music Festival.
I perform a wide variety of styles, drawing from the classic songwriters such as Elton John, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, Norah Jones, The Eagles, Cat Stevens, The Beatles, U2, Eric Clapton, Tommy Emmanuel and many more. The tunes range from traditional favourites ("Canon" and "Cavatina") to modern pop.
My guitar playing has proved over the years to be the perfect acoustic backdrop for many weddings, corporate events and functions.

Setlist

  • CLASSIC SONGS
  • Hotel California - Eagles
  • Burn For You - John Farnham
  • The Horses - Daryl Braithwaite/Rickie Lee Jones
  • Kissed By A Rose - Seal
  • Yellow - Coldplay
  • American pie, Vincent (Starry Starry Night) – Don Mclean
  • Brown eyed girl – Van Morrison
  • Better be home soon – Crowded House
  • Goodbye yellow brick road, Can You Feel The Love Tonight? – Elton John
  • Freefalling – Tom Petty
  • Layla , Tears in heaven, Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
  • Every Breath you take , Message In A Bottle - Police
  • Moonshadow – Cat Stevens
  • Reckless - Australian Crawl
  • California Dreaming – Mamas & Papas
  • Classical Gas – Tommy Emmanuel
  • Stand by me – Ben E. King
  • Still haven't found what I'm looking for, All I Want Is You - U2
  • Living on a prayer, Dead Or Alive – Bon Jovi
  • April sun in Cuba- Dragon
  • BEATLES
  • Yesterday
  • Imagine (John Lennon)
  • Saltwater (Julian Lennon)
  • Let it be
  • Hey Jude
  • And I love her
  • Norwegian Wood
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • Michelle
  • In My Life
  • You've Got To Hide Your love Away
  • Across The Universe
  • All You Need Is Love
  • The Long And Winding Road
  • Nowhere Man
  • JAZZ / LATIN
  • Blue Moon – Tommy Emmanuel
  • Georgia on my mind – Ray Charles.
  • Corcovado, How Insensitive, Girl from Ipanema Antonio Carlos Jobim.
  • Moondance – Van Morrison, Michael Buble
  • When I fall in love – Nat King Cole
  • Blue bossa, Chitlins con carne – Kenny Burrell
  • WEDDING
  • Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
  • Ave Maria (trad.)
  • Eternal flame (The Bangles)
  • Can't help falling in love (Elvis Presley)
  • Canon (trad.)
  • Cavatina (John Williams)
  • Here comes the bride (trad.)
  • We've only just begun (The Carpenters)
  • Endless Love (Lionel Ritchie)
  • It had to be you (Harry Connick Jnr.)
  • More than words (Extreme)
  • Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)
  • Morning Has Broken – Cat Stevens
  • LOUNGE
  • Say a little prayer – Aretha Franklin
  • Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
  • God only knows – Beach Boys
  • Sway – Dean Martin, Michael Buble
  • Ain't no sunshine – Bill Withers, Deni Hines
  • My cherie amour, You are the sunshine of my life – Stevie Wonder
  • Don't know why – Norah Jones
  • Crazy – Patsy Cline
  • Apache – The Shadows
  • Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
  • By the time I get to Phoenix – Glen Campbell.
  • TIMELESS CLASSICS
  • True love ways – Buddy Holly
  • Scarborough Fair - Simon & Garfunkel
  • Summertime – Billie Holiday
  • Over the rainbow – Judy Garland.
  • Twighlight time – The Platters
  • What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong.
  • Love me tender – Elvis Presely.
  • Blowin' in the wind – Bob Dylan

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